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president obama's new immigration plan. supporters of the law say that it will make roads safer and let the illegals get to work and school they should not be entitled to licenses and could end up using them for other purposes. like voting. >> gretchen: a dire - deer runs across the street. and the two go tumbling down the road. the skater not hurt too badly. crazy picture. now weather alert. colcalifornia river nearly breaks a record. you are looking at video of a nearby park under water. police are letting residents return back to their homes. they were forced to evacuee. i can tell you in texas it was raining like that in dallas. that is moving to the east and we have a bunch of rain in the midatlantic and down in the panhandle in florida. it continues to get rain in the rio grand valley in texas. they could use the rain but not so much . we have 40s and 50s in the east and central plain states . 60s and 70s in portions of florida. this is what you want to know . how warm is it on the first day of october. >> if you live in raleigh dur ham 72. that is room temperature. here in new yo
the constitutionity of obama care. botched fast and furous program linked over 300 shooting in the new mexico. more than dozen teenagers left dead. 1300 guns are still unaccounted for. the failed program was under investigation since border agent briknow terry - briantery was killed. >> former governor said the moment he realized the house keeper. he tarted looking like me. and i kind of got it. it was never discussed. i put the things together here. >> duask mildred in >> no, i didn't. it felt like i should take on the of taking care of him and her. >> gretchen: there is more you haven't heard. tune in to "fox and friends" when arnold swarsnegar joins us live >> steve: over the weekend 2000 americans were killed in afghanistan. the president talks about on the stop his greatest achievement and that is the killing of osama bin laden. here he is in nevada over the weekend. >> al-qaida is on the path of defeat and osama bin laden is dead. sounds like he dropped the gm line. >> gretchen: the greatest accomplishment is the killing of osama bin laden so the president is making a lot of that. but what is
, by failing to maintain our new, president obama has heightened the instability. he does not understand that an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. he is making foreign policy an economic argument saying you have to have a strong economy do have a strong military. he could be able to slit a couple of lines about foreign policy into the debate on wednesday. >>shepard: thank you, john roberts. rebound is keeping a low profile today as he prepares for the debate on wednesday. he is holding mock debates near las vegas with a former democratic white house hopeful, john kerry, playing the role of governor romney. both sides seem to be trying to lower expectation for wednesday, even president obama himself yesterday acknowledged to supporters a rally today, that his debate skills could be rusty. >> folks in the media speculate on would will have the best zingers. or who will put the most points on the board. governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >>shepard: it is likely no coincidence that the president picked never -- nevada for prepara
show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to be saying it is a new race. >> reporter: president obama is holding debate prep in nevada, working on keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has to be president. he killed osama bin laden i think he can stand up to mitt romney. >> reporter: mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy calling for a new strategy in the mideast saying the obama administration has been at the mercy of events, rather than shaping them. >> juke see the first debate right -- you can see the first
. on to the presidential race, the are preparing for wednesday inebate denver. a new poll shows voters think t obama will win the upcoming debate and the election. tahman bradley reports that both trying to lower expectations. president obama and mitt romney during a four l showdown on wednesday at presidential debate in denver. s vegas at an la rally, president obama tried to manage expectations. >> i know folks in the media are will have theo zinger. governor romney is a good debater. >> president obama and mitt down fornkering e practice. latest polls show americans debate and the election are the presidents to .ose 63% of registered voters expect obama to win the election. that is his biggest lead so far comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters, the race is much closer, leading romney points.two that's why the debates could be turning point that campaign is hoping for. republican governor chris predicted romney could after a strong showing at wednesday's debate. >> i have confidence that we be shaking our heads saying it's a brand new rates. >> president obama is holding prep in
gohmert. jim? >> thank you, president barack hussein obama. he has helped jump start a new ottoman empire. you look across tunisia, libya, egypt and iraq and iran and syria, lebanon, you look and you go, oh, my gosh, this is the makings, this is the beginnings of massive beginnings of a new ottoman empire that president obama can take great credit for. >> stephen: you heard him right. the ottoman empire. it ruled the middle east for over 600 years until it finally collapsed in 1922. or did it? (cheers and applause) (laughter) it did. (laughter) but according to gohmert the ottoman empire is making a comeback with the help of barack obama. and we don't stand a chance, folks! the ottomans were known for their formidable weaponry. razor-sharp scimatars that could lop off your head and comfy padded foot stools that could trip up dick van dyke. (laughter) so get ready to go back to the days of suleiman the magive in sent and mepl mehmed the meh. our young men will be conscripted into the janissarys to guard the circumcision pa civil von at topkapi pal lals. mark my words. also, look them up on
. new revelations tonight. members of the obama administration had met with mexican government officials roughly 30 times. the purpose of those meetings, to promote food stamp youth -- use among mexican immigrants. the meeting was disclosed by agriculture secretary tom bell said in a letter to senator jeff sessions to raise questions about the need for such a promotional program back in july according to the senator the number of legal non-citizens on food stamps has quadrupled since 2001. more than doubled since president obama took office. roughly one half million people. amoco industry says restoration hardware not only copy the company's best-selling chair, it stole the name as well. a manufacturer based in hanover, pennsylvania. the company's navy chair, there it is, one design awards as included in prominent collections and museums, sold in 48 countries. restoration hardware is now offering a line of navy branded chairs and schools that look, well, very similar. the company hit restoration with a lawsuit. charging various trademark and design infringement saying it is being dramati
with the americans. bill: we are hearing president obama will move quickly to announce a new treasury secretary if reelected in november. the "wall street journal" says whoever that is will play a big role in congress over nearing the fiscal cliff. without a deal many economists predict another recession. stuart, good morning. what's the significance of this? >> reporter: the president says we are headed in the right direction. the evidence suggests we are headed in the wrong direction. the word recession is more commonly used. the evidence is this. we know the economy is slowing dramatically. we know income is down. and we know that buying power is down. that's over the last 3 1/2 years and bringing us up to the current state. if we have a second term and the president raises taxes, keeps regulation in place and keeps running up the massive debt. that's where the word recession comes in. current policies have failed to continue them into next year would possibly mean a recession in the year 2013. very significant with five weeks to go to the election. bill: the gdp is 1.3? that's like belgium.
at the top of the hour on "morning joe," president obama faces new questions about his administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans including the ambassador. this just two days ahead of that first debate. we'll knock it around with our "morning joe" crew. >>> when we come back here, we'll huddle around the water cooler to watch a run-in between skater dude and some colorado wildlife. "way too early" coming right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a reason...to look twice. introducing a stunning work of technology -- the entirely new lexus es. and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. and the first-ever es hybrid. by earning a degree from capella more iuniversity, you'll have the knowledge to m
to a new "washington post"/abc news poll, president obama has a two-point lead holding there, 49%/47%. same score in the new politico poll. obama by two, 49%/47%. "the new york times" this weekend reported on the two campaigns' ongoing debate preps. here is what they said about romney's prep. quote, mr. romney's team has concluded that the debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers he's memorized and has been practicing on aides since august. bob shrum, you have been on that particular role, preparing candidates for debate. what do you make of romney, a rather stiff customer to begin with, coming off as sort of a henny youngman or whatever, some sort of a don rickles with some zingers. i don't think of him as a zinger kind of guy where obama is expected to be left helpless. what do you make of that strategy? >> first of all, if you had it, you wouldn't announce it. it's kind of stupid. >> why are they leaking it? >> i don't know. because they're trying to hold onto their people, they're undisciplined, i have no idea. number two, zingers don't exist in a
for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. it is 52 degrees. >> still to come, a decades-long to an end in alex and we are just two days away the first presidential debate between president obama d republican nominee mitt romney. a new washington post poll is tight race nationally, but the president a larger lead in swing states. 49% of likely voters would vote for president obama if the election took place today. 47% would vote for romney. in the swing states, 52 percent voters sided with the while 41% supported romney. president obama is in a las of henderson where for wednesday's debate in denver. romney plans to hold a rally in today. celebrating the start of the a new facebookh giveaway. be giving you the chance to tickets to cox farms festival and four fields of tickets. will announce a winner each the 6:00week during a.m. hour of "good morning washington." go to our facebook page. let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> dealing with a foggy start. really seeing a blanket over the areaportion of the marylandy in western and northern virginia. where we have a dense fog until 10:00. vi
, though. >> dana: this morning i read the "new york post" and i noted he quoted president obama saying that line at the democratic national convention. i was going to bring it up in this segment. i didn't realize president obama said it again yesterday. you would think even stump speech that should be refreshed and keep up with the times. they are talking to multiple audiences at the same time. in this case, he is talking to the american troops, our allies, fighting with us. our enemy and directly to the american people. those messages aren't necessarily always going to be the same. but it seems careless to suggest that al-qaeda is on the wane if in fact your general last night on "60 minutes" is saying the opposite and we have evidence that al-qaeda was behind the attacks in libya. >> eric: andrea, the guy in the backseat of the cab with laura logan on "60 minutes" was a taliban commander who says he is working hand in hand with al-qaeda. they infiltrated the afghani police and military, people we're training. they're doing what is called green on blue violence, or insider attacks. ki
obama and biden. we caught up with running mate paul ryan, saturday in derry, new hampshire. before we sat down for an exclusive interview, we spoke briefly as he was about to take the stage for a campaign town hall. >> chris: what do you think? just before you go out on stage, each time? >> president obama is taking us in the wrong direction and emerging market and i are offering them a different direction and i'm excited at the opportunity to give people the chance to pic that choice. that is what gets me excited about this. >> thank you so much for coming out, everybody... >> chris: welcome to fox news sunday. >> thanks, chris, welcome to new hampshire. >> chris: thank you. what does governor romney need to do wednesday night in the first debate. >> he needs to give the american people the choice we are offering. that is what we are doing. we owe the country a country clear choice of a different future. we can either have a dynamic, growing economy, that produces opportunity, or, we can have a stagnant economy this fosters dependency and can stick with the failed policies of the las
and appealing. >> the republican nominee trailing the president in a new battleground poll. >> obama has the upper hand, but it is close enough that with a strong performance on wednesday, he could take the lead in the national polls. >> in washington post poll shows the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate even though the race remains tight. >> you have a very close election nationally, obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons for the disparity. >> there's so much voter bloc and. many people have made up their minds. -- lock-in. many people have made up their minds. >> obama has an 11-point lead in swing states. >> metv is coming to wbal +. the network features a wide range of classic programs for all audiences. the programming began today, it started this morning at 5:00 a.m. comcast 208. >> your insta-weather-plus forecast with tom tasselmyer -- running a rainfall total deficit for september. the newmont promises a couple of showers in the first few days -- the new month promises a couple of shoppers and the first few days.
to relax. >> mitt romney keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. in a new op-ed, romney calls for a new strategy in the middle east. at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> the supreme court convened for its new term with a full docket of hot-button issues like affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. in keeping with tradition, some of the justices took part at the annual red mass in washington. the archbishop asked them to folk kiss their ruling on what is best for society rather than what is popular. >>> breaking news overnight from afghanistan. nato said three of its troops have been killed by a suicide bomber in the eastern part of the country. the attacker ran his motorcycle packed with explosives into a u.s. military convoy. the u.s. war reached the grim milestone with the death of an american soldier. the death toll now standing at 2,000. >>> and very fresh revelations in the government's botched gun tracking program known as fast and furious. with dozens more firearms being linked to crimes in mexico. guns connected to fast and furious have
abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday morning, george. >> reporter: president obama is keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has got to be president. this is the guy that killed osama bin laden. i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he's got to relax. >> mitt romney keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. in a new op-ed, romney calls for a new strategy in the middle east. at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> the supreme court convened for its new term with a full docket of hot-button issues like affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. in keeping with tradition, some of the justices
as a nation. we have two types of diabetes and if obama is against them, well, america's number one news network is for one of them. (laughter) we'll be right back.=w (cheers and applause) welcome back. as anybody's commute involving even a passing thought of the east side of manhattan knows the u.n. general assembly is in town. i got to confess, i love it. because the u.n. is where you get to see countries go insane. whether it's khrushchev attack inindividualable table gnomes with his fist or qaddafi dressed like tyne daly throwing the charter around or hugo chavez complaining about the room's air quality. >> today the devil came here, right here. >> right here. and it smells of sulfur still today. >> jon: smells of sulfur pretty bold move of then president bush specifically since the charter specifically says that he who smellt it-- (laughter) shall be considered to have dealt it. anyway, given that history, the current state of the world, everyone was expecting some high drama during this week's session. >> and now to that showdown over iran. >> all eyes are on the united nation. >>
state. moving iowa to lean obama back to tossup. >>> coming up, shocking new details about operation "fast and furious." thousands of additional guns found in mexico tracked back to the u.s. government. dozens of them believe to be used in violent crimes. >> who is going to pay for this? >> are military voters being treated fairly? >> it's really shocking, but most of the fingers point straight to the pentagon. >> mu afghanistan policy questions. >> terrorism has not gone away. it has increased. >> brit hume's analysis of the president's economic message. arapahoe county is largely suburban area southeast of denver, home to aerospace engineers and business managers and other professionals. there are some very affluent areas but for the most part it's the upper tier of the middle class. in 2008, barack obama carried this county by more than 35,000 votes. four years before that, george w. bush carried it by more than 9,000. the unemployment rate here is the national average. but it is below the state unemployment rate. another interesting stat about arapahoe county, 54% of the register
. with just five weeks until election day and new polls showing president obama leading in key swing states, the presidential debates may be mitt romney's last best chance to turn this race around. and so we wanted to find out what the romney/ryan plan is when they face off against obama and biden. we caught up with running mate paul ryan saturday in new hampshire. before we sat down for an exclusive interview, we spoke briefly as he was about to it take the stage for a campaign town hall. >> what do you think just before you go out on stage each time? >> president obama is taking us in the wrong direction. mitt romney and i are offering them a different direction and i'm excited at the opportunity to give people the chance to pick that choice. that is what gets me excited about this. >> thank you so much for coming out, everybody. >> chris: congressman, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> great to be back with you, chris. welcome to new hampshire. >> chris: thank you. what does governor romney need to do wednesday night in the first debate? >> he needs to give the american people the cho
. why is he losing in that state according to the new polls to president obama? >> for all the reasons he lost the two iowa caucuses. he's not offering the country a stark difference in terms of its governing vision compared to the president. in fact, the president's the one doing a better job of defining mitt romney as a conservative than mitt romney is. he's taking issues off the table and he's removing reasons for people to vote for him. i think that's why he's behind right now. >> let me play -- we said that congressman ryan is on the bus tour in iowa. want to play this moment from fox news where he appeared a little put off by the push from chris wallace, let me play it. >> you're the master of the budget, so briefly let's go through the plan. the obama camp says independent groups say if you cut those tax rates for everybody 20%, it costs $5 trillion over ten years. true? >> not in the least bit true. look, this just goes to show if you tore tour statistics enough they'll confess to what you want them to confess to. >> how much would it cost? >> it's revenue neutral. it's -- >> n
ryan is taking new aim at president obama's handling of the war in afghanistan. in fact, ryan just spoke a couple hours ago to laura engram on her radio show. >>> those are new comments from congressman ryan a couple house ago. in a new interview the u.s. commander in afghanistan says he's outraged by the recent surge and insider attacks. >> i'm mad as hell about them to be honest with you. we're going to get after this. it reverberates everywhere across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> nbc's atia abawi joins us live from the afghan capital of kabul. the back and forth of the politics of the war comes amid a new attack, three more american soldiers killed. >> that's right, tamron. three more u.s. service members were killed as well as 12 afghans that includes afghan service members and civilians in eastern afghan's khost province. apparently they were finishing up a joint u.s./afghan patrol when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives. the taliban did claim responsibility for that attack, but that a
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presidential debate with new questions about the obama administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the question is what would a big night look like exactly? >>> and a tight game in ph
obama is in nevada today and mitt romney in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win reelection. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters the race is closer, president obama leads mitt romney by two points, 49-47%. >> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> in guy killed osama bin laden i think he can stan up to mitt romney. >> mitt romney continues to hammer president obama's foreign policy in an editorial today romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, the u.s. supreme court convenes new session today. explosive issues like same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion likely coming up. the first thing 7:00 this morning, pacific time, will release a list of appeals it will not consider. california's ban on same-sex marriage is not likely to be on that list f it is the 9th circ
vegas. then at the annual u.n. meeting where rogue nations are calling for a new world order, obama snubbed key allies and skipped meetings with world leaders so he could be on tv. >> so how much of the campaign is this going to be? the romney campaign is debating how forcefully to engage the libya issue. some are advising it's good to use as a stand-in for overall failures of the president. romney tries to do that in a wall street op-ed writing disturbing developments are sweeping across the greater middle east, these developments are not, as president obama says, mere bumps in the road. they are major issues that put our security at risk. yet amid this upheaval, our country seems to be at the mercy. >> the response was slow, it was confused. it was inconsistent. they first said it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know it was a planned terrorist attack. if this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. the problem is it's part of bagger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling lit literally before our eyes an on tvs.
this debate. only 31% say it will be romney. new this is a poll president obama likely does not want to win because he essentially says mitt romney is the underdog going into the debate. >> kelly? >> i don't think i've seen a gap that huge in one of the polls. the national candidates are usually neck and neck, pretty close. >> reporter: the cnn poll out among likely voters show present obama at 50% and mitt romney at 47%. that's obviously, within the margin of error. given the wednesday debate and others, there's a lot of room for either side to make up some ground. >> okay. looks like we're having technical difficulty. let's head over to jamie costello. >> all right. tonight, it's very popular on abc2news.com. elizabeth loves to crochet. now she is turning it into a business. 2 -- $25,000 up for grabs. sherrie johnson sits down to learn more. >> reporter: 16-year-old elizabeth loves crocheting. she has turned it into a business, an opportunity taking her to new york. >> i feel proud of myself because most people, most young kids think that crocheting is for older people. >> reporter: eliza
debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7. abc news, your voice, your vote. live debate coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. this wednesday. the u.s. supreme court will begin their new term tomorrow and the justices may weigh in on proposition 8. just as clarence thomas and colleagues attended a red mass at the cathedral in washington d.c., the church hosts the annual mass to pray for the judges. the court will hear arguments on october 10th that could further limit or even end affirmative action for college admission. also an appeal to sustain prop 8 could be heard in november. california voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage four years ago. >>> a messy situation on stage proves justin bieber is one dedicated performer. the story ahead and plus a portion of san francisco is now oracle world. the company's big convention could cause some big headaches if you are trying to get around downtown. that story ahead. and the heat will peak [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. i
the obama white house. thanks to both of you for being here tonight. >> thanks, reverend. >> richard, it's got to be bad if fox news isn't buying your line. >> you know, chris wallace was asking really reasonable questions. it's flot just about specifics. it's to try and explain the real costs, the facts behind the tax policy. so even if you set aside the proposition about whether you are winning or losing, because all of these things can be temporary at the beginning of the campaign, but getting to the details in a factual way is important. if you cannot boil down your message as candidate, never mind about a bumper sticker but a sound bite, how you express it to voters that's exactly the problem that they are in. the details are difficult but difficult not to explain but difficult for middle class voters. >> i had the same difficulty in junior high school trying to make 5 plus 3 equal 9. the math isn't there. that's part of the problem. but megan, paul ryan talked to a wisconsin radio host and said why don't you get into the specifics on fox news sunday. let me play what he said. >> i
the conventions. he's up by -- on president obama. but there is some good news in these numbers. one of them is -- look at the margin of victory -- margin of error, i'm sorry. >> stephanie: they're sounding a little scrambly. >> they reported their own poll then he said but there's some good news in this. so -- >> stephanie: margin of victory error. do we have to stay here for the next month. >> it turns out 2 plus 2 is 17 after all-all. >> fox has had this problem for months, most of the year they've had this very serious problem where they have what appears to be a legitimate polling operation and time and again whether it is obama's approval rating or hitting obama up against romney, time and again consistently, they've shown obama doing well. fox has been in the corner not knowing what to do. this has gone on all year. they bury the polls and look for the silver linings but now it is incredibly embarrassing because they're telling all of the viewers, none of the polls can be trusted and -- >> stephanie: i can't bl
@5:00. the supreme court begins a new term today. it could include significant cases following last term's landmark decision to uphold obama care. on the docket an affirmative action place where a white woman claims she was rejected from the un oo university un of texas because of her race. gay marriage laws and hear challenge to the voting rights act. >>> a fox news alert for you. three nato troops and a translator killed in a homicide bombing in eastern afghanistan along with at least 10 other people. the attacker drove a motorcycle packed with explosives right into the troops that were patrolling a market. the taliban claiming responsibility for this. the attack comes a day after two americans were killed in a shootout between afghan american troops. >>> two people are dead and one person in critical condition after a shooting at a florida vfw post. a motorcycle club several arms men reportedly showed up firing weapons. it looked like a fight between two motorcycle groups. several people were arrested but no one has been charged yet. >>> a cameraman who accompanied iran's president for the u.n.
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, certainly it's not good news if you're president obama. if that's true, if you really have 18% persuadable voters, this comes after fife months -- five months of the most stained, negative attack, most personal barrage against a candidate by an incumbent president that we've ever seen. if there's still 18% of the people that say, well, you know, i'm hope to this guy, i'm open to hear what he has to say, that would include some romney voters who might be open to the president, but when you'd have an incumbent, you'd expect that much persuade about would be good news for the challenger, that the president hasn't been able to convince all the persuadable voters that mitt romney is, in fact, a vampire. megyn: now, we saw during the republican presidential primary that these debates really can have an effect. candidates really were forced to leave the race based on their debate performances occasionally during that republican primary, so it's no accident that we have both sides trying to lower expectations for their candidate, including most recently the president over the weekend saying this:
studying president obama's past debates. the nabc news poll shows 56% of voters expect the president to win the debates. only 29% believe romney will win. which, offers romney a real opportunity to exceed expectations. republican chris christie, predicting just that. >> you're going to be shaking your head, saying it's a brand new race. >> reporter: running mate paul ryan today, hanging success in these final 36 days on the debates. >> the debate and choice phase, the debate phase in our campaign. we will make this case in our debates. >> reporter: and tonight, a hint of what we're he'll on the stage here in denver. we heard repeatedly from them, we cannot afford another four years like the last four. we can expect to hear that. and they say with the numbers where they are in the battleground states right now, they are not trying to reach the undecideds, they are trying to peel away some of president obama's supporters, too. >> all right, david. david and jake and george stephanopoulos and i and the entire abc news political team will be covering it, one-on-one, wednesday night. the candida
weeks away now. president obama working quickly to nominate a new treasury secretary to replace timothy geithner with a mix of spending cuts and tax increases looming obama would likely pass someone with negotiating experience probably someone within as well. according to the wall street journal the two persons mentioned are white house chief of staff clinton blue anderson bowls. glen hubbard from the columbia schools. >> airlines making changes hair. over the past five years the airline cut smaller fees and flights shorter than 500 miles. that's kierd to go a new study by the office of inspector general of the department of transportation. another money saving strategy for the airlines and you are definitely familiar with this one. packing more passengers into bigger planes. is there any consolation for fliers out there? according to the study your flight has a greater chance of being on time and not being kept. >> that's good news. >> homeowner's insurance. you have new information for us. >> we are more satisfied than ever when it comes to homeowner's insurance. they like to bundle t
situation room." >>> happening now, just two days before the first obama/romney debate and our new cnn national poll shows the president's lost, lost his post-convention bounce. but there's a different story in the battleground states. >>> mitt romney could make a huge impact on the supreme court. how he could change the direction of the court for decades. >>> they make $10 a day to put their lives on the line. but they could lose their job ifs they don't lose some weight. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're now just 36 days from the presidential election and nationally our brand-new cnn/orc poll of likely voters shows the race between president obama and governor romney remaining up for grabs. the president leads 50% to 47%. but his three-point margin is within the poll's sampling error. our chief national correspondent john king is in denver getting ready for the debate over there. that's the site of the debate. john, take us into these numbers. what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, wolf, i can tell you this, talking to senior officials in the romney campaig
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